Mining Town Crisis: Globalization, Labour and Resistance in Sudbury

Overview

Exploring key aspects of the economic, health, and social conditions of the largest hard-rock-mining center in North America—and in the world—this account investigates the hinterland mining town of Sudbury in Northern Ontario, Canada. Deconstructing the myth that the enormous mineral wealth of the Sudbury Basin has brought prosperity to the town’s cultural and educational welfare institutions, this overview analyzes the impact that globalization and corporate power have had on the working people, how and why ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (5) from $13.94   
  • Used (5) from $13.94   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$13.94
Seller since 2006

Feedback rating:

(59624)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Good
Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

Ships from: Mishawaka, IN

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$13.94
Seller since 2006

Feedback rating:

(59624)

Condition: Very Good
Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

Ships from: Mishawaka, IN

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$13.95
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(7480)

Condition: Very Good
Book has appearance of only minimal use. All pages are undamaged with no significant creases or tears. With pride from Motor City. All books guaranteed. Best Service, Best ... Prices. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Brownstown, MI

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$27.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(1)

Condition: Very Good
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 2008 Soft cover Very Good Light wear, binding tight, pages clean.

Ships from: Sudbury, Canada

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$45.75
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(182)

Condition: Good
155266273X USED BOOK in good condition| No supplements| Normal wear to cover, edges, spine, corners, and pages | Writing / highlighting | Inventory stickers | Satisfaction ... guaranteed! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Punta Gorda, FL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

Exploring key aspects of the economic, health, and social conditions of the largest hard-rock-mining center in North America—and in the world—this account investigates the hinterland mining town of Sudbury in Northern Ontario, Canada. Deconstructing the myth that the enormous mineral wealth of the Sudbury Basin has brought prosperity to the town’s cultural and educational welfare institutions, this overview analyzes the impact that globalization and corporate power have had on the working people, how and why resistance has emerged, and why alternative directions are needed. Uncovering the truth behind a well-maintained and attractive physical infrastructure, this examination offers important lessons for other mining and resource communities.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781552662731
  • Publisher: Fernwood Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

David Leadbeater is an associate professor of economics at Laurentian University. He lives in Sudbury, Ontario.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface David Leadbeater 7

Introduction: Sudbury's Crisis of Development and Democracy David Leadbeater 11

Mining Towns and the Hinterland 14

Development, Labour, and the Heavy Burden of Corporate Mining 17

Globalization and the New Crisis 22

Consequences 27

Democracy and Merger Mania 31

The Labour Movement 36

Which Future? 41

1 Mine Mill Local 598/CAW Reaches a Turning Point Rick Grylls 49

The 2000-2001 Strike 49

Globalization versus Community and Solidarity 51

Aftermath of the Strike 55

Another Strike: 2004 55

Aftermath of the 2004 Strike 57

Merger Mania 58

Our Future 60

2 Strikebreaking and the Corporate Agenda at The Sudbury Star Denis St. Pierre 62

A Premeditated Lockout 66

3 Public-Sector Unions in Sudbury John Closs 76

Public-Sector Expansion and Contraction 77

Sudbury's Public-Sector Unions 79

Public-Sector Unions and the Labour Movement in the Community 84

Public-Sector Unions and the Public Interest 85

4 The State and Civility in Sudbury Don Kuyek 88

Attacking the Poor: The Kimberly Rogers Case 90

Strike-Breakers and the 2001-2002 Falconbridge Strike 95

Private Armies 98

Injunctions, Police, and the Courts 99

Conclusion 102

5 Environmental Impacts of Nickel Mining: Four Case Studies, Three Continents, and Two Centuries Evan Edinger 103

Environmental Problems Associated with Sulphide Ore Mining and Processing 103

Environmental Problems Associated with Laterite Ore Mining and Processing 105

Sudbury, Ontario 106

Soroako, South Sulawesi, Indonesia 111

Goro, New Caledonia 117

Voisey's Bay, Labrador 119

Summary 121

6 Some Aspects of Health and Health Care in the Sudbury Area K.V.Nagarajan125

Introduction 125

A Changing Demographic Picture 125

Health Indicators of the Sudbury Area 127

The State of Aboriginal Health 140

Health Care in the Sudbury Area 141

Health Policy Actions 144

Toward an Explanation of Health Disparities 145

Conclusion 146

Sudbury Sleep Kate Leadbeater 148

7 The Failing Health of Children and Youth in Northern Ontario Kate C. Tilleczek 150

The Meanings of Child and Youth Health 150

Threats to the Developmental Health of Young Persons 151

Outcomes for Child and Youth Health in Northern Ontario and Sudbury 154

Aboriginal Children and Youth 160

Conclusions 162

8 Hunger and Food Insecurity in Greater Sudbury Carole Suschnigg 165

Two Major Perspectives on Food Insecurity 166

Government Failure to Eliminate Poverty 167

The Ontario Government Makes Poverty Worse 168

Poverty and Food Insecurity in the City of Greater Sudbury 171

Contradictory Aspects of Food Banks 173

Conclusion 176

9 "Sometimes I Wonder...": Language, Racism, and the Language of Racism in Sudbury Roger Spielmann 178

"You People...": Is Sudbury a Racist Community? 179

Some Initial Questions 183

Time to Listen 184

Toward Linguistic Justice 188

Aboriginal Languages and Racism Today 190

Conclusion 193

Excerpt from an Untitled Poem Patrice Desbiens 194

10 French Ontario: Two Realities Donald Dennie 195

Structure of Social Classes 196

Franco-Ontarian Nationalist Ideology 199

Conclusion 200

11 Traditional Elites and the Democratic Deficit: Some Challenges for Education in French-Speaking Ontario Francois Boudreau Kate Leadbeater 202

Definitions 203

A Little History and Context 206

Traditional Elites and School Boards 208

Concrete Problems 209

Democratic Deficit 212

Conclusion 214

12 Dispatches of Longing: Progressive Art and Culture in Sudbury Laurie McGauley 217

Mine Mill and Labour Culture 219

Sudbury and High Culture 220

Counterculture Resistance 222

Cultural Democracy and the Neo-Liberal Storm 224

Cultural Industry versus Cultural Democracy 227

Which Future? 230

13 Lessons from the Little Blue Schoolhouse Ruth Reyno 232

Designing a New Curriculum for Corporations 234

The Corporate Curriculum and Its Casualties 236

The Role of Teachers 238

Where Are We Now? 241

14 The Rise and Decline of Local 6500 United Steelworkers of America Bruce McKeigan 244

The 1978 Strike: A Defining Moment 246

Patterson versus Steelworker Business Unionism 248

Back to Business as Usual in Local 6500 250

Undermining Elections 252

"Total Control" at Local 6500 254

The Grave Consequences of Business Unionism 256

15 My View from the Blackened Rocks Cathy Mulroy 260

Inco and Women 261

On the Job - and Injured 262

Suits at the Union Hall 263

The Right to Refuse Unsafe Work 265

The 1978-79 Strike 268

Losing Democracy 269

Real Unionism Never Completely Dies 273

Sudbury Saturday Night Stompin' Tom Connors 275

Bibliography 276

Contributors 294

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)